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USEF Substitutes Traveling Reserve for U.S. Olympic Eventing Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The United States Equestrian Federation has made a substitution to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team Traveling Reserve. Maya Black has withdrawn Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair due to veterinary concerns. The gelding is expected to make a full recovery and Black looks forward to a return in the 2017 season.The following combination will now serve as the traveling reserve:- Lynn…

U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Earns Gold and Silver Medals at 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup

The U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9. The twelve U.S. athletes delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Under the guidance of coaches David Cater (Dunbarton, NH), Pam Roush (Lutz, FL), and Kent Swalla…

USEF Names U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Courtesy of USEF The United States Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team and one traveling reserve combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Show Jumping competition at the Games will take place August 12-19, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose…

USEF Names U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The United States Equestrian Federation  has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted. Dressage…

USEF Names U.S. Olympic Eventing Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Welcome Shadow has been named one of Boyd Martin’s direct reserve horses. The United States Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team and one traveling reserve for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on…

In Memory of Frank Chapot

It is with great sorrow that we hear of the passing of one of the sport’s all-time greatest legends, Frank D. Chapot. Chapot passed away at the age of 84 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 20 at the CareOne at Somerset Valley Assisted Living Center in Bound Brook, NJ, where he was under care for Alzheimers. Chapot was a six-time…

McLain Ward Takes Tina la Boheme to the Top in $130,000 Empire State CSI3* Grand Prix at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

Photo credit: The Book LLC McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, and Tina la Boheme scored an impressive victory in the $130,000 Empire State CSI3* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday to close out two weeks of competition at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Collecting first and third-place…

Addison Gierkink and Denver Van’t Goemanshof Take Top Spot in $30,000 Week Two Grand Prix at Saratoga Springs Horse Show

Photo credit to ESI Photography, courtesy of Saratoga Springs Horse Show. With the first of her two rides, Addison Gierkink navigated the Anthony D’Ambrosia course to find herself ultimately first and third. Denver Van’t Goemanshof, her first ride, went clean and well within the time allowed. In Gierkink’s second round she nailed it in 39.773 which put her at the…

Phillip Dutton Takes CCI** at Jersey Fresh

  Olympic veteran Phillip Dutton jumped from fifth place to first with a flawless performance on Sportsfield Candy in the final show jumping phase to win the CCI** at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by BW Furlong & Associates on Sunday. Dutton and his Irish Sport Horse also had a clear go on the cross country course on Saturday to…